Where beauty and history meet

Westview Cemetery

The Atlanta Preservation Center is delighted to announce that the 2015 Phoenix Flies Celebration of Historic Sites will introduce APC’s regularly scheduled walking tours of historic Westview Cemetery!

Come learn about the lives of many important Atlantans like Joel Chandler Harris, Lemuel Pratt Grant, Henry Grady, Asa Candler and Harriett Harwell Wilson High while enjoying beautiful sculptures and historic structures.  Tours will include the 1890 Gate House and the World War II era Mausoleum and Chapel.  Prepare to be awestruck by the beauty and many layers of history this site represents. 

When Westview opened in October of 1884 with nearly six-hundred acres of land, it was designed to be the premier cemetery in the Southeast. It is still an active cemetery with more than 108,000 interments.  Westview remains the largest cemetery in the Southeast and one of the largest non-profit cemeteries in the United States.
 
The APC is working with the cemetery to conceptualize a preservation plan for the historic gate house from 1890.  Half of the proceeds from each tour ticket will go towards this preservation effort.
 
More photos are available here.
 
For cemetery information visit - www.westviewcemetery.com


Historic Tour Admission

     $13 for Adults
     $7 for Students and for Seniors (60+)

     Free admission for current APC Members

 

Admission is payable by cash or by check only to your guide.  No credit cards or debit cards will be accepted for in-person payment.  However, these cards may be used ahead of time if you choose to book a reservation through our website.

 

Tours subject to cancellation at guides’ discretion due to inclement weather at the tour start point.  Reservations are not required for parties of fewer than 20. For parties of 20 or more, please visit the Private Group Tours page for more information.